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On Tuesday afternoon, the sound of church bells reverberated across the field of Ocean Park, cutting through the still streets of downtown Oak Bluffs. The brassy B flat ring, which belongs to the Trinity Episcopal Church bell in downtown Oak Bluffs, had been a familiar sound every Sunday morning…
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This pastoral message, with updated pandemic guidance, was issued by the bishops of the dioceses of Massachusetts and Western Massachusetts on Nov. 19, 2020.

Diocesan News
What follows is the prepared text of the address given by Bishop Alan M. Gates at the 235th annual Diocesan Convention on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. I Last week on my way to the Cathedral I walked through Downtown Crossing. There I spied a crane lifting a large, star-topped Christmas tree onto…
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Resources for political conversation:  Equip yourself for more constructive political conversations using "Make Me an Instrument of Peace: A Guide to Civil Discourse" provided by the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations. Help bridge…
In the News
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church has a new wheelchair lift thanks to the Essex Heritage Foundation and Newburyport Bank. In June 2019, St. Paul’s formed an accessibility task force to research, evaluate, and make recommendations to improve access to the grounds and buildings of St. Paul’s on High…
In the News
On a morning when tensions were high and nerves frayed across the United States – with fears of voter intimidation, voter suppression and even violence – Grace Episcopal Church was an oasis of quiet calm for the voters who trickled in. The stately stone church overlooking a park in this Boston…
In the News
In the cold rain, as night fell on a church parking lot strewn with leaves, a choir and the community that finds faith in it came together again late Sunday afternoon. The choir of St. Anne’s in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Lincoln performed its first live Evensong service together in months —…
Reflections
Oct. 30, 2020 On Saturday, Nov. 7, the 235th annual session of the Convention of the Diocese of Massachusetts will gather.  Each year this event in our life together is part legislative session, part mission rally, part stakeholder gathering, and part family reunion.  We…
Reflections
Oct. 23, 2020 Long, too long America By Walt Whitman Long, too long America, Traveling roads all even and peaceful you learn'd from joys and prosperity only, But now, ah now, to learn from crises of anguish, advancing, grappling with direst fate and recoiling not, And now to conceive and…
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As cooler weather arrives and outdoor gatherings become less feasible, we are hearing a desire for conversation and further guidance about gathering in our churches as the pandemic continues.